REVERB AND DELAY IN MUSIC PRODUCTION
In this tutorial, we examine ways to use effects such as Reverb and Delay processors in modern sounding vocal production,as well as example techniques to use them in a Pro Tools session. This article is the third in our series of working with vocals. Part 1, dealing with Automation for Vocals can be found HERE, and part 2, dealing with EQ, Compression, and Routing can be found HERE.
One of the final stages of a music mix is the application of effects such as reverb, delay, echo, distortion, etc... Across all genres of music, effects are used to enhance and accentuate different parts of a song and draw the listener into the mind of the artist. Listen to any modern song on the radio and you will hear a wide range of effects used in different ways and by varying degrees. This is especially true in modern Pop music (this includes all genres such as Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, etc...). Listen to song such as "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift, "Little Red Wagon" by Miranda Lambert, "Big Bad Wolf" by In This Moment, "Feel Right" by Mark Ronson ft. Mystikal, just about all songs in modern music, and you begin to appreciate how much these effects add to the production and musicality.